Since 2004, Iowa State University has been participating in a multi-state study to research the health and well-being of rural families who have low incomes and young children. ISU Extension and Outreach researchers are specifically examining the health and well-being of Latino immigrant families in Iowa, and have recently published findings regarding families’ ability to understand their new food environments and children’s eating practices.
The Cedar County Economic Development Commission, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach and the Cedar County Agricultural Extension District, has hired Shelise Parsley to serve as an ISU Extension community development specialist and economic development director for Cedar County. It's the latest in a growing number of shared community and economic development positions in ISU Extension and Outreach.
Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about herd health and disease diagnostics, get livestock and grain economic outlooks, and hear about changing feed and diet options at the 2013 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for February.
Although Iowa cattle typically can tolerate winter conditions surprisingly well, colder temperatures can mean higher nutrition needs for cow herds, says Iowa State University Extension beef specialist.
A roundtable session for beef feedlot operators will be conducted jointly by ISU Extension and Outreach and University of Nebraska Extension on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Six Iowa locations will host the webinar sessions.
The Great River Region Local Food Networking Forum will be held at 61 Chophouse in Mediapolis on Friday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The forum is for local food entrepreneurs, regional experts and partners of Southeast Iowa’s local food system.
David Okerlund and a top-notch slate of dairy industry experts will focus on sustainability and industry perspective topics at the eighth annual I-29 Dairy Conference. The 2013 I-29 Dairy Conference will be held Feb. 27 and 28 at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls, S.D.
A Wind and Solar Energy Conference will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sioux City Convention Center, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The conference will address the growing interest in alternative energy sources that has raised many questions about wind and solar energy in northwest Iowa.
Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common yard and garden plants.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course called Homegrown Lifestyle for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their families and create a sustainable landscape. The 12-week course will be offered at several Iowa locations beginning March 14.
A two-day short course, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The ISU Extension and Outreach short course will focus on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.
Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a five-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” program, a new Annie’s Project course, is being offered in Jefferson on Thursday evenings, Feb. 21 – March 21.
Iowans can beat the mid-winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.